Welcome to the Elemental Shaman FAQ. This FAQ will cover all the usual questions players might have about the spec.
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Why isn’t my Fire Elemental attacking?
Sometimes when you first summon your Fire Elemental, you might notice he isn’t attacking. All you need to do is make sure that his abilities on the pet bar are set to auto cast by right clicking them (you only get this pet bar when using the Primal Elementalist talent). They should have a sparkling border swirling around them.
Does Earthquake stack?
Yes. Earthquake stacks and has no limit on the number of stacks, provided you can keep casting it.
Why aren’t there any Pawn strings for the new builds?
Pawn strings are character specific. Using someone else’s Pawn string is like wearing a suit that was fitted for someone else; you can wear it, but you may be uncomfortable or look funny. We recommend simming yourself to find your own Pawn string instead. Look just below this to find out how!
What are some helpful macros?
This macro also uses the Primal Fire Elemental’s AoE when you begin to cleave:
#showtooltip Chain Lightning
/cast Fire Nova
/cast Chain Lightning
This macro allows you to place an Earthquake at your cursor:
/cast [@cursor] Earthquake
This macro will deselect the boss before casting Fire Elemental, allowing you to pre-cast it without pulling the boss:
#showtooltip Fire Elemental
/target [@player, nocombat]
/cast Fire Elemental